Jen Que Louie, Fairfax, VA, US

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My Not So Small Shop

Background: My father introduced me to woodworking at a very early age, and apprenticed as a furniture cabinet builder before finishing graduate school and going into the Navy. I still had a strong...

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Re: UPDATE: Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman by Peter Korn

I retired three years ago when I found a link to Peter Korn‘s video “Welcome to Woodworking Heaven.” This short clip inspired me to reacquaint myself with hand tool woodworking.

Re: UPDATE: Hand Planing Techniques by Hendrik Varju

In my younger days in the shop, I was tasked with planimg stock square for furniture components.

Re: UPDATE: Hand Planing Techniques by Hendrik Varju

Re: UPDATE: Refinishing Furniture Made Simple (with DVD) by Jeff Jewitt

I've been working wood for over fifty years and retired recently and now have my own dedicated workshop. My primary finishing method has been linseed oil, poly, and mineral spirits mixture and shellac. I quess it is time to try something new.

Re: Best pieces from the biggest woodworking club in America

Ms Jennifer Anderson's simple bench "Pattern Study #1" is unique piece, which peaked my curiosity on how she created (carved, inlay. Stained) the pattern? Maybe she‘ll share her technique methodology.

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